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Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) in partnership with World Education Inc. /Bantwana Initiative (WEI/Bantwana) is implementing a USAID funded Ana Patsogolo Program/ Project.

The program sets out to change life trajectories for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and highly vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Thyolo District in the Southern Region of Malawi. These two overlapping populations live with escalated and intersecting risks for HIV infection, gender based violence and poor sexual and reproductive health and we need to provide solutions by integrating social protection supports and health services that will enable them not only adhere to treatment but also to thrive to adulthood.

 

GAIA in partnership with Bantwana seeks to recruit highly motivated and suitably qualified individuals for the implementation of OVC activities in Thyolo district in the following available positions.

Post: District Case Management Officer



Job location: Thyolo district.



Job Summary

The Case Management Officer will support the Case Management and Coordination in provision of comprehensive service to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). He /She will be responsible for working and collaborating with civil society organizations (CSOs), local agencies and child protection service providers to facilitate appropriate case identification, assessment, case planning and referrals. Case Management Officer will work closely with the Program Manager in supporting execution, monitoring and documentation of project activities in Thyolo District.



Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide guidance and technical support in appropriate case finding and management in collaboration with other district stakeholders.
  • Work with Ministry of Health district staff to ensure adherence to standards and quality of services
  • Support planning and execution of community dialogue meetings and child protection outreach clinics at community level based on identified child protection needs.
  • Participate in developing work plan & schedules with Community Facility Linkages Coordinator to ensure timely completion for all planned activities.
  • Support identification of skills gap and training needs in case management, referrals and linkages among CSO staff and other stakeholders
  • Provide oversight and backstopping in training of Consortium partners, CSO staff and Community Resource Persons (CoRPs) including Para Social Workers in Case Management.
  • Provide mentorship, support supervision and coaching to CSO staff and Local government staff (CDOs) in Case Management principles.
  • Oversee monthly case conferencing meetings with para social workers and other OVC service providers with in the project area of operation.
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly meetings with various partners including meaningful engagement of stakeholders in case management.
  • Carry out spot checks and visits to households, schools and areas within the district for effective service delivery to beneficiary households
  • Work with M&E and CM team to ensure appropriate household case files are put in place, regularly updated and analyze reported data for compliancy and quality assurance



Qualifications and skills requirement

  • Degree in Community Health Nursing/ Clinical Medicine, Social work, Development Studies, Education or Community Development.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in working with Child protection focused projects and OVC programming on large project and experience with USAID funded programs/projects necessary.
  • Experience in implementing OVC interventions, knowledge of HIV/AIDS service delivery among positive caregivers and children
  • Ability to work independently with demonstrated creativity, initiative and commitment.
  • Ability to work with multi sectorial external agencies, such as community social services, schools, health facilities, and OVC service providers.
  • Possess a high standard of personal and professional integrity
  • Willingness to work as a team member, taking on additional tasks as needed to ensure the overall success of the project
  • High level of attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work well under pressure in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Strong analytical and inter-personal skills.



How to apply

All those interested in the vacant positions and are meeting the minimum requirements should send their curriculum Vitae, cover letter and copies of certified certificates to


The Country Director,

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance,

P.O. Box 51428,

LIMBE



or


Email: gaiarecruitment31@gmail.com .

The subject of the email should be titled the position being applied for”.

Only shortlisted candidates who have suitable requirements for the job will be communicated to for interviews.

Closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday 27th October 2021.


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  • Location
    Thyolo
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    28 Oct, 2021

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